The difference between a regular home and a custom home is the number of choices, the quality of materials and the level of details. Regular homes may offer three choices of average quality stone for a kitchen counter whereas every option is available in a custom home. The small details that provide character, charm and uniqueness are also typically lacking from standard homes. They might offer crown molding but that same style will be in every home built.
Custom homes allow for just that- customization. No request or idea is off limits. Wine cellars, secret passageways and personalized pet stations are all possible with custom homes.
There are four main steps we take to make the designing and building of your custom home as smooth as possible.
Pre-Building: We’ll discuss your needs and wants, and establish your budget. This stage is also when we get to know you, your personality, hobbies, style and more. All of this helps us create the best architectural design for you.
Design, Schedule and Budget: Once we’ve gotten to know what you want out of a home we’ll create a design for your approval. After a design has been approved a more final budget and timeline can be generated.
Site Analysis: We perform meticulous site analysis so that we have the most accurate idea of what your lot has to offer. This includes soil analysis, permitting and zoning. During this stage we also consider things such as pollution, lighting, noise and privacy of your home.
Construction: Once both you and the zoning offices approve plans, work gets underway. During this stage we’ll consult with you on material selections and specializations, and getting down to the details.
Living: After construction is complete you get to sit back and enjoy your beautiful new custom home!
Of course you can! We want you to participate every step of the way and construction is one of the longest and biggest steps of the whole building process.
We encourage our clients to visit the site so that you can not only see the progress but also to point out any changes you might want before it’s too late. Just be sure to contact us to arrange a visit before stopping by, as construction sites can be dangerous without precaution and supervision.